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The Barn Museum

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Address: Box 124, South Amana, IA 52334-0124
Phone Number: 319-622-3058
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fascinating collection built many years ago now. Attention to detail was amazing. I'm always fascinated by what people decide to do with their time and talent. And this is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2014
morton, illinois
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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stopped here on a tour of the Amana colonies. Located in a drafty barn, the day we arrived it was cold inside and out. The present owner is the son of the craftsman that made all of the small buildings. We started our self guided tour and soon found ourselves laughing. Many of the plastic people in the scenes... More 

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morton, illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating collection built many years ago now. Attention to detail was amazing. I'm always fascinated by what people decide to do with their time and talent. And this is a good example. The only reason that I didn't give five stars is because the collection is now aged and showing it. Cobwebs and dust. Miniature people fallen over. It's not... More 

Thank winpop
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We loved this place. I don't know if it was the amazing capacity for one man to have dedicated so much time to building these homes/barns/towns or the fact that we had been shopping in the Colonies all day and it was a great reprieve. Either way this place was amazing. I loved reading about the history behind each of... More 

3 Thank Hannah520
Jordan, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The miniatures that you see in this little museum are fantastic! Kudos to this family for sharing their treasures with us! A definite must see you you are visiting Amana Colonies

2 Thank monkeedee2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

What a great surprise to find this place. Our kids love anything "minature" so when we heard about The Barn we decided to stop. The craftsmanship, detail, time and effort that went into building these displays is amazing. We are not talking about a few scale model barns and houses. There are hundreds of structures put together in very well... More 

1 Thank uncle_stu66
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This was our second visit to the museum, but our first since we've had kids. Our 4 and 6 year old boys were along this time. The collection is mostly built by one man, and mostly during the 70's and early 80's when he died. He had a passion for creating extremely detailed 1:12 scale miniatures of farmstead settings, small... More 

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